October, 2020

The Hidden Cost of Social Distancing

Dumb Little Man

I’ll admit it, when COVID-19 came to town this past March I was secretly excited that we were ordered to quarantine. Finally, I thought, a legitimate excuse to hunker down at home and stop the hustle! Work slowed down. I embraced my role as chief laundry-doer-dinner-maker-house keeper.

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Taking on More Work Due to Downsizing? Want to Ask for a Raise? Read This!

Eat Your Career

A common question I’m hearing lately goes something like this: My organization has recently downsized and now I’m doing more work covering for some colleagues who were laid off. I think I deserve a raise, but is that a reasonable request given that we just had to let people go?

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Staying in the loop with your Executive while working from home

Practically Perfect PA

How to stay visible and in the loop with your Executive while working from home We are living in strange times. I know many of you will be working from home, trying to juggle your home life and your work life more than ever - while not leaving your home [.].

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30 Day Challenge: Mental Health Boosting

Simple Productivity Blog

I needed something easy and effective for November, since this is National Novel Writing Month. For those that don't know, I will produce 50,000 words in 30 days during this month. Since I have done this many years (and completed all but one), I know that I need some extra help during this month.

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Career Tips for Assistants from the Star Achievement Series

Office Dynamics

Take a good, long look around your office (or, if you’re still working remotely, around your Zoom room). How many successful executive assistants do you see? Who is at the pinnacle of growth, productivity, and success? Are you one of those successful administrative assistants?

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Digital Nomad Numbers Skyrocket Thanks to Work From Anywhere

Small Business Labs

The number of U.S. digital nomads grew from 7.3 million in 2019 to 10.9 million in 2020, a 49% increase. This data comes from COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad , which is the report on the third year of an ongoing research series on digital nomads conducted by MBO Partners.

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How to Stop Being Offended by Everyone (in just 13 steps)

Dumb Little Man

It seems like you can’t do or say anything nowadays without someone being offended by it. It’s gotten out of hand, and I want to help. Are you sick of getting your “feathers ruffled” every time you go on social media, talk to a certain relative, or hear some BS on Zoom?

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Developing a growth mindset

Practically Perfect PA

Developing a growth mindset Developing a Growth Mindset doesn’t have to be complicated, even in the midst of a global health crisis. Let’s be real for a moment… and put things into perspective. Do you honestly believe that you’ll never progress or accomplish anything new in your career or life? [.].

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30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Self-Care Challenge

Simple Productivity Blog

Self-care: so simple, yet so powerful. I'm not talking pampering here. But the basics. And the challenge I just spent had some unexpected benefits. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Self-Care Challenge appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

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Cognition and Cognitive Offshoots

Daily Writing Tips

Before my use of Facebook, I imagined that, apart from insignificant personal differences, most people I know agreed on matters of true and false, right and wrong, good and evil. No more.

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The Wannabe Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings of the MBO Partners 2020 Digital Nomad study is the large number of Americans who aren't currently digital nomads who say they want to be.

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8 Logical Reasons Why Failure is the Pillar of Success

Dumb Little Man

We all have experienced failures, either big or small. They are life events that, admittedly, are not great experiences and can bring us a lot of negative thoughts. When we fail at something, we generally have two choices to consider.

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How to Grow Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Growing your small business is something you will do over the course of time, and you should not rush to do so too quickly. This holds true for any types of business.

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5 Personal Board Ideas for Trello

Jen Lawrence

When we think about task management tools, we consider all the ways they can help us work better, faster, more efficiently. But have you ever looked at your favorite tool and considered how you could use it to improve your life ?

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Book Review: Eat That Frog!

Simple Productivity Blog

Eating frogs? Well, if you eat a frog first thing in the morning, nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. And that applies to productivity as well. Brian Tracy's book, Eat That Frog!

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List of Halloween Words

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, Could you comment on Halloween words such as jack-o’-lantern vs jack o’ lantern and Trick-or-treat vs Trick or treat? I’ll add the word Halloween to the list.

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The U.S. Has 1.7 Million VanLifers

Small Business Labs

VanLifers are people who travel, work and live on the road in vans, RVs, and other vehicles.    And according to the recently released MBO Partners research study on digital nomads , there are about 1.7 million VanLifers roaming the country.

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10 Thing To Consider While Designing A Live Chatbot

Dumb Little Man

The current business world is extremely contentious. Now, meeting your clients’ expectations is not enough. You need to exceed them to stand out in the crowd. If your customers are surfing the web at 4 A.M. in the morning with a fiery issue regarding your company, they await you to respond to it.

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Things Entrepreneurs Should Know When Starting Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Starting and running a business is often overwhelming, especially for first-time entrepreneurs and employed individuals looking to escape the 8 am-5 pm employment.

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Staying Organized with the One-Touch Rule

Jen Lawrence

One of the biggest pain points with organization that has a significant impact on our productivity is the existence of piles. And when I say piles, I mean both physical and digital piles. For example, stacks of mail, unpacked boxes, unread email, a full but clean dishwasher.

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Podcast Episode 33: Antelopes, Rocks and Balance

Simple Productivity Blog

This episode debuts the segment format: Segment 1: Antelopes, Mice and Energy ROI. Segment 2: The Pickle Jar Theory Of Time Management. Segment 3: Tying it All Together. The post Podcast Episode 33: Antelopes, Rocks and Balance appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

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Meanings of “Of Course”

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks about the placement of the phrase, “of course”: Please discuss which of the following is correct: “Of course, the photography was superb.” ” “The photography was, of course, superb.” ” “The photography was superb, of course.”

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Academic Studies Show Gig Work Increases Entrepreneurship an Acts as a Safety Net

Small Business Labs

Two recent academic studies illustrate several of the benefits of the gig economy.    The University of Chicago Booth Review article Does the gig economy promote entrepreneurship? covers a study showing that gig economy employment helps people make the leap to entrepreneurship and start their own businesses. 

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How to Keep Motivation High in the Era of Office Shutdowns

Dumb Little Man

As people are preparing for their third month of work-from-home, the office is beginning to seem like a more attractive place.

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How has the Military impacted Logistics?

Small Business CEO

Throughout the past decades, the military helped revolutionize the world of logistics in a myriad of ways.

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4 Ways to Get More Respect at Work

45 Things

Are you respected at work? For many, the answer is "no" and that can make life a little more miserable when you're at work. People may be rude to you or treat you unprofessionally.

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Are You Over-Systemized?

Simple Productivity Blog

I've believed for a while it is possible to be over-systemized.

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Post-positive Adjectives in English

Daily Writing Tips

An often-noted difference between English and the Romance languages is that in English, adjectives precede the noun. English-speakers say “the red car,” whereas French-speakers say, “the car red” ( la voiture rouge ).

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6 Tips to Stay Sane During Quarantine

Dumb Little Man

An unprecedented global health crisis has forced many countries to implement quarantine and lockdown protocols to contain its spread. Because of this, people are left to stay at home for longer periods of time than they could ever imagine.

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Two Newcomers to the Milk Game: Flax and Pea Milk

Dumb Little Man

There seem to be as many types of milk as there are letters in the alphabet these days, and two of the newer kinds are flax milk and pea milk. We’ll go over the pros and cons of each. Flax Milk.

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Why You Need To Grieve The Old Normal

Dumb Little Man

There is no denying that things have changed a great deal lately, and most will agree it’s not been for the better. Regardless of your opinion about the whys behind the changes, we’ve all been thrust into what’s being called a “new normal.”.

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How Legendary Companies Fix Failed Payments

Dumb Little Man

Most business owners know how much profit they’re raking in at the top of the funnel, but how many are aware of how much failed payments are holding them back? The Cost of Failed Payments. Every year in America, customer churn costs businesses $136 billion.

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8 Skin Care Tips for the Cold Weather

Dumb Little Man

Seasonal changes, especially when transitioning from warmer to cooler months, can be a cause for skin worries. Decreasing temperatures mean a drop in humidity, taking much-needed moisture away from your skin.

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Diets & Modern Human: How Staying at Extremes of the Spectrum Ruins Lives

Dumb Little Man

Why are modern humans obsessed with the idea of diets? Why is everybody having this undying desire to feel special? This obsession leads us to follow a diet or a certain health guru, convinced it would guarantee transformation of some sort.

2020 181

10 Biggest Moving Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid

Dumb Little Man

Moving can be a stressful time because there is an overwhelming amount of things that need to be done. You have to find a new place , pack up all your things, haul them, put them in your new home, arrange utilities, and more. It’s easy to forget something, and mistakes can be very costly.

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Why TO-DO Lists Are Bad For Time Management And What To Do Instead

Dumb Little Man

Being able to manage our time effectively is without a doubt one of the best “superpowers” we can possess. In fact, according to a recent study by IBM surveying over 2 million professionals, it was identified as the second most important skill to master in this new era of work.

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6 College Courses That Can Get You High Salaries

Dumb Little Man

LinkedIn analysts in the new 2020 Emerging Jobs Report presented the current list of jobs that are considered the most promising. It was originally reported by CNBC.

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